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Mizzou Football #8 in final AP poll, picks up Bama transfer

Mizzou Links for January 10, 2024

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DISCLAIMER: I have Links for the rest of the week so this may be a short one up top today, and I’ll get to some of the other links eventually.

The football season has finally reached its conclusion, and with that, the last AP Poll was released.


KCOU 88.1 GM and soon-to-be Missourian Football beat writer Adam Busack tracked down the votes.

I’m sorry, WHAT?

TWELFTH? You obviously don’t know ball, Ron Counts, Boise State football beat writer for the Idaho Statesman, and Steven Johnson, TCU beat writer for Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

FOURTEENTH? You know nothing, Michael Niziolek, Indiana University athletics beat writer for The Herald-Times


Outraged. Incredulous. Baffling behavior.

But also, 4th is probably a bit too high, Matt Murschel, UCF and college football writer for Orlando Sentinel & Tribune, but thanks for the vote of confidence for the black & gold. The graphic is frankly too small to really read, but I think something like 9 people picked MU 7th, which is fabulous.

And finally, since some people are making things up there in their votes, here’s another absolutely laughable piecefrom The Athletic’s Stewart Mandel in his too-early college football Top 25 for the 2024-25 season. Ol’ Stewy’s got plenty of jokes. Witness.

17. kansas (9-4)

21. Missouri (11-2)

Quarterback Brady Cook and WR Luther Burden III return, but All-American RB Cody Schrader is a big loss. Eli Drinkwitz plucked Georgia State RB Marcus Carroll (1,350 yards) and Appalachian State RB Nate Noel. All-SEC LT Javon Foster is gone, but the O-line has experience. The defense loses several key pieces: DE Darius Robinson, LB Ty’Ron Hopper and CB Kris Abrams-Draine. Miami LB Corey Flagg Jr. adds 24 career starts.


Barbie is flabbergasted by your stupidity, Stewart.

And I almost forgot about the last bit of news. Mizzou picked up a new D-Line transfer from Alabama! You can read all about that below the fold. Welcome, Isaiah Hastings!

(Side note: it’s really hard to re-train your brain to spell Isaiah this way after a year of spelling it like Mosley, ha!)

On to the Links! M-I-Z!

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  • NWO is right!


  • Mama, before she went down with injury — still awaiting word on how bad it is — was able to do this as well. It’s quite a feat.
  • The Trib is going through a rough spot right now. My bud Chris K just left (sad face) and now Calum is having Visa issues so he can’t get a paycheck right now. But he’s still tweeting!!!
  • From Mr Harris


The matchup between Mizzou and Stanford will mark the fourth meeting between the programs.

The Tigers have defeated the Cardinal in all three matches and looks to remain undefeated in the series. Throughout the series, Mizzou has outscored Stanford 89-20 in team points.

Good stuff here from Joe. Thanks, Joe!

Gymnast-acular Spectacular

Over the past few seasons, the Missouri Tigers have proven themselves capable of challenging top teams on a good day but typically had little — if any — margin for error at the top of their lineups. If Saturday’s record-setting performance is any indication, that won’t be an issue this season. Earlier this week, Missouri head coach Shannon Welker published an open letter outlining the team’s goals for the 2024 season, which include “have better depth” and “establish ourselves in the rankings sooner.” So far, so good!

Missouri was arguably the most impressive team of Week 1. Currently atop the SEC and ranked third in the nation, Missouri looked the part, too, as Jocelyn Moore’s meet-ending 9.975 on floor rounded out a complete performance from the Tigers.

  • From MUTigers: Gymnastics Achieves Program-Best No. 3 Ranking In Road To Nationals Standings
  • College Gym News is keeping track of which schools avoid a “miss” all season long. What’s a “miss,” you ask? It means that you haven’t had to count a score on an apparatus that was 9.50 or below. If you’re familiar with gymnastics (or read what I write, which you SHOULD), you’d know that six athletes compete in a rotation, and only 5 count. In order to not have a “miss”, you can’t have more than one score 9.50 or below. On something like beam, that actually can be quite hard, as falls seem to be contagious. Fingers crossed, Tigers!

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